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Economic Synopses
Initial claims and employment growth: are we at the threshold?
Kevin L. Kliesen
Michael W. McCracken
Linpeng Zheng
Abstract

One common threshold is that labor market conditions are improving when weekly unemployment claims fall below 400,000.


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Kevin L. Kliesen & Michael W. McCracken & Linpeng Zheng, "Initial claims and employment growth: are we at the threshold?" , Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Economic Synopses, number 41, 2011.
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Keywords: Unemployment ; Employment ; Labor market
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